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Women's Bible Study: Calling women of all ages, we are planning a Bible study in an entirely new format.  Using only our Bibles, we are planning to read through sections of scripture with focus and intention and then share our thoughts, questions, or encouragements with each other. There will be two options for you to join, Wednesday evening starting October 19th at 7:00pm hosted by Jenn Prins & Friday morning starting October 21 at 10:30am hosted by Pat Storteboom. If you are interested, there will be a sign up sheet in the lobby this Sunday or you can email Tamara, [email protected] to sign up.  

Faith & Family Night: BC Lions are hosting their annual Faith & Family Night, on Saturday October 15th. Come out and enjoy coaches and players discussing faith, family, and football post game. Tixckets are $29 for Adults and $10 for Youth.   As part of the night, you will receive an e-mail closer to the game on where to go after – to hear from players & coaches regarding the importance of Faith, Family & Football!  Please use the link for our group, as a church can sit together, and receive a great discount on tickets! https://am.ticketmaster.com/bclions/promotional-page?filterType=NDYz

Youth Group:  Here are the dates for the rest of October:

  • 16th - Youth 20/20: Meet at Immanuel CRC @ 630pm
  • 23rd - Youth Bible Study with Will @ 7pm
  • 30th - Youth Group - Pumpkin Carving @ 7pm

Ladies!  Have you been missing connecting with friends? You are invited to reconnect on Saturday morning from 9:30-11:00am on October 29th in the Fellowship Hall at the Church. Refreshments and a fun craft will be provided. We miss you and hope you join us.  A signup sheet will be in the foyer starting Sunday October 9th. If you have any further questions please contact Marlene 604-312-4463 or Nancy 604-418-4409.   Hope to see you all there!!!

Coffee Break:  You are invited to Coffee Break, a Bible Study for women of all ages and stages of life Along with Story Hour and nursery care for children, ages 0-5!   We are inviting YOU to join in the fellowship and refreshments as we study  “The Word of the Lord-Seeing Jesus in the Prophets” by Nancy Guthrie.  at Langley Immanuel Church (21713-50 Avenue, Langley) on Tuesday mornings.  Doors open at 9:15 a.m.   We look forward to meeting with YOU!   For more details please connect with Elsa at [email protected] or Rose at [email protected]lloughbychurch.com   

Thank you: Jenny DeWeerd and family thank you for your kindness during Jake's illness and death. Thank you for the visits, cards and flowers we received.  We are blessed to have you in our lives.  Thank you!

Engaging Spiritual Conversations (Online):  Our world at times seems rather unsettled. Many feel isolated, lonely, and fearful. Do you long to offer a word of hope to family, friends, and neighbors? Do you look for ways to share your faith, but hesitate for fear of saying the wrong thing? Are you interested in having a spiritual conversation but don't know where to begin?   Join with others in this four-session Evangelism Workshop. We will meet every week on Thursdays via Zoom beginning October 27th, from 7 - 9 pm Eastern Time. (Oct 27, Nov 3, 10, 17).   Click here to register

 Small Group Leadership Workshop:  Leading Bible Discovery training features the "Discovery Method" used by Global Coffee Break groups around the world for discipleship and evangelism.  It will help you lead and facilitate a Bible discovery group allowing people to discover for themselves what the Bible says and means.  The workshop is very interactive and will focus on Bible Discovery, adult learning principles as well as outreach and prayer.   This workshop is being offered at Fleetwood CRC, Surrey BC, Monday, October 17, 7:00pm-9:00pm (Pacific Time) or Online workshop, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 7:00pm - 9:00pm (Pacific Time) to register for either of these workshops, click the link: https://globalcoffeebreak.org/events 

Free CRC Leadership Training Course - Register now to take the Thriving Essentials virtual training at no cost (limit 25 persons). The two, 2 hour-long Zoom sessions on October 19 and 26 (7-9pm EDT) can help get all church leaders on the same page concerning the key concepts of Mission, Discipleship, Discernment, and Leadership. Take the class for yourself, then decide if attendance would benefit your core church leadership. Website: crcna.org/Thrive

InterMission Silent Retreat - The Studion School for Spiritual Direction is hosting an InterMission Silent Retreat October 28-30, at Star of the North Retreat Centre in St. Albert, Alberta. Come get away to be fully present to the presence of God and feed your soul. 5 meals, 2 nights, up to 3 sessions of spiritual direction, and access to all the amenities of the Centre. Star of the North is located near the many trails that run through St. Albert, including the trails along the Sturgeon River. You can walk for hours. It is a lovely setting and a cozy retreat house. Cost: $450. To register email Ron at [email protected] Registration deadline is October 14/22.

Tour the Biblical Lands of Israel - March 6 – March 17, 2023. Experience a refreshing renewal of your faith, and gain a deeper understanding of the Bible, as you tour the biblical lands with teaching host, Pastor Peter Tuininga, and Sindbad Tours of Israel. See many of the biblical places (Jerusalem, Galilee, Caesarea, Jericho, and much more), and gain spiritual and historical insights which will make the Bible come alive for you. For complete information, cost, and registration, go to toursofisrael.wordpress.com or call Peter Tuininga: 1 289 877 8433 or e-mail: [email protected]

Biblical Study Tour to Italy (May 22 - June 2, 2023): Visit the Vatican with its Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Cathedral; the impressive monuments of ancient Rome; Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius; Assisi (home of St. Francis); Florence; Ravenna; and St. Mark's Basilica in Venice. Join Jeff Weima, professor at Calvin Theological Seminary and leading biblical scholar, for this inspirational tour. Contact Dr. Weima at [email protected] or 616-328-3110.

1Life October Newsletter: 1Life exists to curate a curriculum of resources that equips individuals and congregations to become increasingly whole-hearted, vibrant communities of Christian worship, discipling & mission. Click here for the October newsletter.

Do Justice - Justice Prayers: Do Justice is a conversation space for justice in the Christian Reformed Church, from the Office of Social Justice. Justice Prayers is a weekly post addressing justice issues from around the world.  Click here to pray and read more!

Here are the current song selections for this Sunday's service, please feel free to familiarize yourself with the music ahead of time by clicking on each song below. * Please note that adjustments may be made prior to Sunday morning.

  1. Holy Holy Holy Lord
  2. Praise to The Lord The Almighty
  3. It Is Well With My Soul
  4. How Great Thou Art
  5. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
  6. Amazing Grace
  7. Rejoice The Lord is King

CRC NEWS:    

Should Christians Trust Science?: It’s impressive when all these people actually agree on something!   Click here for the full article.

Retirement as Celebration: Several reasons to celebrate the gift of retirement.   Click here for the full article

Combating Ableism: Disability Awareness Week kicked off on Oct. 10. Several resources are available to help you and your congregation combat ableism  Click here for the full article.

Groundwork: God Is Faithful, Consistent, and Keeps His Promises - Trusting in God’s provision can be hard when life seems to constantly change. Join Groundwork as we study Judges 6:33-40, Exodus 34:1-10, Isaiah 53, and Ephesians 2:1-10 to be reminded of God’s faithful and consistent character and discover why his covenant nature means we can be confident he will keep his promises. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

Calvin University Inauguration - Calvin University will inaugurate its 12th president on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. We invite you to join in person or watch online as we welcome Dr. Wiebe Boer and celebrate the legacy and future of Calvin. The ceremony will take place at 4:00pm Eastern in the Van Noord Arena (Calvin's campus, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA). Watch calvin.edu/go/inauguration for information and events leading up to the Inauguration.

Support meaningful solutions to food insecurity with the Chew on This! campaign! In Canada, it is estimated that 5.8 million people in the provinces alone struggle to put food on the table, with even higher rates in the territories. Every year on October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the Chew on This! campaign mobilizes people from across the country to call for rights-based solutions to end poverty and food insecurity in Canada. You can lend your support by organizing or attending a local Chew on This! event in our community! Visit chewonthis.ca to learn more. 

Job Opportunities:

Now Hiring: RESOURCE MANAGER (LANGLEY, BC) – Bethesda. As resource manager for a staffed home, you will join a team where the staff, families and people receiving services have a culture of supporting, celebrating, and enriching the interconnectedness of our communities. This is a full-time position available immediately. Competitive salary: $63,544 - $68,993.60. *Please note that as per current provincial health orders, all Bethesda staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19*. Interested applicants may apply online at https://bethesdabc.com/careers or submit a resume, cover letter, and references to the Chief Human Resources Officer via email ([email protected])  or mail (2775 Emerson Street, Abbotsford BC V2T 4H8). Applicants should reference posting #845. Deadline to apply: Oct. 21, 2022. See full job description on Bethesda’s website

The Banner: The October edition of the Banner is now available at the church. You can also access a copy online at The Banner.  To support the Banner's ongoing journalistic ministry, consider making a donation.  www.theBanner.org/Donate

Today Devotion Books: The Today booklets are available at the church.

Contact for Online Bulletin: If you have anything to add to the bulletin, please email [email protected] 

Contact Council: If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email the council at [email protected]